COMPACT: Community Partnership Action Grants
Application Closes: 18 December 2015
COMPACT encourages partnerships and collaboration between relevant community, non-government, youth, sports, arts/media, and educational organisations by providing grant funding for innovative, evidence based community projects.
COMPACT stands for Community, in Partnership, taking Action to safeguard Australia’s peaceful and harmonious way of life.
The Multicultural NSW COMPACT supports an alliance of community partners who are committed to addressing and resolving community issues and tensions and safeguarding Australia’s peaceful and harmonious way of life against extremist hate, violence and division.
COMPACT supports local solutions-based projects that bring young Australians together to promote positive behaviours and engage critically, creatively and constructively on local and global issues impacting on social cohesion and community harmony.
The program encourages partnerships that bring together grassroots organisations with larger well-established organisations and which can facilitate capacity building and cross-sector collaboration. The private sector is also encouraged to get involved as partners and contribute resources and expertise to community-based initiatives.
The NSW Government is seeking Expressions of Interest for partnership projects valued between $150,000 – $1,000,000 over the life of the project (1-4 years).
Partnership proposals must address one or more of the following objectives:
- To build on the strengths of our multicultural society to protect young people from hateful and violent extremist influences;
- To build community resilience to the impacts of extremist hate and violence on social cohesion and community harmony;
- To address and resolve issues and tensions in NSW arising from current overseas conflicts
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT CATEGORIES
Partnership proposals must address one or more of the following youth engagement categories:
- Sports and physical diversion: includes methods to engage young people, break down barriers, reinforce positive messages, and create support networks, mentoring opportunities and positive role models.
- Creative communications and “active” counter narratives: includes creative methods to produce and support credible, community generated, positive messages and active social alternatives to extremist hate and violence.
- Education & community awareness: includes methods to educate, raise awareness, facilitate dialogue, enhance critical thinking, identify, monitor and reduce or resolve community conflict or tension.
- Families and intergenerational engagement: includes methods to engage and support young people, parents and families, address issues of intergenerational conflict, and build resilience at the family level.
- Volunteering and humanitarian activity: includes methods to engage young people who are passionate about local and global issues and to channel that passion into constructive volunteering, civic, charity and humanitarian projects that can effect real positive change in individuals, local communities and the world.
Website: COMPACT: Community Partnership Grants
Phone: 02 8255 6779